09:39 pm - Pet Peeve...
...I don't know means just that. I don't have any further information in response to your query.
Asking "where is X at?" then trying, "Is X by Y? and "What city is X in?" and even "Ya' know the zip code for X?" when I've said to the first (and most generic, wide-reaching info-request version) question, "I don't know," then badgering me with another ten more-detailed forms of the question only gets me annoyed. If I don't have any information to return on a super-generalized search, do you really think I'll have any information on a more-detailed version of the same search topic?
If I know what city X is in, I'll say to the first question, "Somewhere in City Whatever, I don't know where exactly." I won't say, "I don't know where X is." If I know the phone number, I'll say, "I don't know, but I have the phone number in my phone if you want to call and find out." If I know how to get there by landmarks but not the street address, I'll say, "I don't know where it is on a map, but I know how to get there. Want directions?"
This isn't just a "where is X?" gets me annoyed post, but specific examples of a more general pet peeve I have, as anyone that's queried me repeatedly when I say, "I don't know," initially can attest when I eventually reach a point where I snap something along the lines of, "When I say I don't fucking know, I don't have any fucking idea about the fucking topic you're asking me about. Kindly fuck off for now until I calm down now that you've gotten be throughly pissed off."7 comments